What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Scotty on Tue 30/Sep/14 7:06am

Our poor Caldina is showing it's age, I'm getting kinda sick of doing it's WOF every six months, and something with a bit more room for the offspring and kitchen sink would be handy. In an ideal world I'd get a 4wd Mazda 6, but that's not an option, Wife likes the Euros but I'm not so sure about how much of a PITA they are when it comes to maitenance and fixing them up.

So I have the following criteria:

1) Around 10-15k
2) 2000 or newer
3) 4WD or AWD
4) Lowish kms (under a hundy thou is fine)
5) Not a Subaru
6) Petrol

Anyone got a car they're particularly fond of that they'd recommend? Chur!
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Tue 30/Sep/14 7:18am

Surely you have graduated to a people mover by now? :)
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Scotty on Tue 30/Sep/14 7:23am

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:Surely you have graduated to a people mover by now? :)

Celia is in denial that we are breeders. She seems to be under the impression that if we get anything with more than five seats people will assume we're aiming for more. :lol:

Ain't happening. Hell no.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby dwgknz on Tue 30/Sep/14 7:28am

Scotty wrote:Celia is in denial that we are breeders. She seems to be under the impression that if we get anything with more than five seats people will assume we're aiming for more. :lol:

Ain't happening. Hell no.


Not just others you got to worry about, we got a 7 seater after 3 kids, I'm starting to assume my wife is aiming for more to fill it.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Scotty on Tue 30/Sep/14 8:40am

I quite like the Mazda mpv/premacy jobbies, but C refuses to look at them due to the associated permutations. :hmmm:
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Zoom on Tue 30/Sep/14 8:51am

Scotty wrote:I quite like the Mazda mpv/premacy jobbies, but C refuses to look at them due to the associated permutations. :hmmm:


We had a 7 seater for two of us, and there are still two of us!
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Slim on Tue 30/Sep/14 8:51am

just buy another hilux.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby ryda on Tue 30/Sep/14 8:59am

Zoom wrote:We had a 7 seater for two of us, and there are still two of us!
yer and you removed 5 of them... :p
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby thorg on Tue 30/Sep/14 9:09am

Only car I can think of would be the xc90 , but not at the price/km your after. Somethings gotta give in that wish list.
Same size as caldina you get choices, you want more room, then you're left with people movers, suv, vans, or bigger euros (and they cost).
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Scotty on Tue 30/Sep/14 9:16am

Slim wrote:just buy another hilux.

For 10-15K with low km's I'd say I'd be dreeeeeeeeeaming.

But yeah, would be nice.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Scotty on Tue 30/Sep/14 9:17am

thorg wrote:Only car I can think of would be the xc90 , but not at the price/km your after. Somethings gotta give in that wish list.
Same size as caldina you get choices, you want more room, then you're left with people movers, suv, vans, or bigger euros (and they cost).

Funny you mention that, I was thinking maybe an XC70, or an Audi A4. If we were to go down the Euro route.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby EoinC on Tue 30/Sep/14 9:26am

Doesn't quite fit your parameters, but one of my favourites was my old Series 2A Landie Safari (Daktari, Man!) with a Holden 192 and a Detroit Locker in it. It had 500K miles on it when I got it, and still traipsed me around the Aussie outback for another 200K miles before I left the land of redness. Possibly not the ideal kinderwagen, but it supported my gold prospecting lifestyle back in the day.
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby Scotty on Tue 30/Sep/14 9:30am

Already have a third gen surf, so traipsing around is not a problem. :)

Making sure you're within cooee of a petrol station is usually a concern. :lol:
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Re: What's Good In 4wd Wagons These Days?

Postby dwgknz on Tue 30/Sep/14 9:32am

Holden Adventura??

Might be a struggle to get low kms on one though.
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